Hi there! I’m Berly McCoy, a science podcast producer living the cabin dream in Northwest Montana. I work on Short Wave, NPR’s daily science show.

I’ve written and produced stories about biology, chemistry, food and the environment for PBS NewsHour, Scientific American, Hakai Magazine, the YouTube science channel It’s Okay to be Smart and others.

I earned my Ph.D. in 2018 in biochemistry converting viruses into biofuel-producing nano-reactors. During graduate school I co-founded, wrote and edited for Indiana University’s first science blog, ScIU: Conversations in Science at Indiana University. You can find my ScIU posts here.

When I’m not telling science stories I enjoy running, ice fishing and making food magically appear from dirt. Or throwing the frisbee for my doggo who is, objectively, the goodest boy.